Lagos is set to introduce a Lagos edition of Monopoly on the 11th of December 2012 at the City hall, Onikan Lagos at 11.00a.m. Monopoly is an American board game published by Parker Brothers. The game is named after the economic concept of monopoly, the domination of a market by a single entity.
The Launch will be done by Bestman Games with the support of the Lagos State Government, First Bank of Nigeria Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and other esteemed partners.
According to the organisers, “Millions of Nigerians grew up playing the iconic board game. The images of Mr. Monopoly, Advance to Go and the ‘Free Parking’ spaces are etched permanently in the hearts and minds of people across the country. “Several memorable family moments have been defined by the playing of the game. It is such moments that this special edition aims to revive amongst the youth and other segments of our population.”
“The government aims to use this novel tool to educate people about some of the laws of the city that are so often overlooked, to promote financial literacy and tourism.”
The million-dollar question on everyone’s lips is – what Lagos landmark will make the Mayfair square – the most coveted real estate in the familiar London edition? Lagos, one of the world’s fastest growing mega cities is full of iconic buildings and landmarks, making the tussle for the ‘Mayfair’ spot a hot topic.
Approximately 750 million people have played the game; making it “the most played board game in the world.” With just a few weeks leading up to Christmas, this is a perfect gift for all members of the family.